The head coach of Ghana’s U20 national team, Abdul Karim Zito, says the Black Satellites will play “like wounded tigers” to secure a win against Gambia in the semi-finals of the ongoing 2021 U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania.
Ghana lost 2-1 to the Young Scorpions in their final group game and had to qualify to the quarter-finals as one of the third-best placed teams, beating Cameroon on penalties to reach the semi-finals.
Zito believes meeting the Gambians again in the tournament presents an opportunity for revenge because his team has corrected their wrongs that hurt them in the group stage encounter.
“Football is a game of uncertainties,” he said at the pre-match conference. “There’s always an element of surprise, and that’s what happened in the group stage against the Gambians.
“But we always have time to make amendments, meeting them again, what will change in our team is the character and attitude. You can expect that we will amend what we did wrong in the game we lost.
“Africa football is changing. Previously, you can easily say Ghana will beat Gambia, but now their standard has improved.
“And there is always an element of surprise, but now we are coming into this match like wounded tigers to secure a win.”
The match will kick off today at 4 pm at the Stade Olympique in Nouakchott.